Monday, July 28, 2014

Partner Relations Manager - West and Central Africa

AWF is seeking an enthusiastic and high performing professional to serve as AWF’s representative by stewarding relationships with an increasing portfolio of key partners.
The PRM will be expected to develop and execute a proactive engagement strategy for current and potential partners so as to maximizing the potential of each relationship, whether that leads to funding, partnerships, high-level positioning, or positive media exposure. Further, the PRM will provide support to AWF’s various policy initiatives through representation at meetings and events, production of papers, and site-level partner engagement strategy development. This position reports to the Vice President Program Design and Government Relations ( VPPD).
  • Develop relationships with key potential partners for AWF.
  • Develop and execute an engagement strategy for each identified potential partner, with a mindset toward creating funding opportunities and ensuring that AWF stays top-of-mind in the ongoing conversation about conservation in Africa.
  • Identify 5-10 influential Africans per year with the potential to serve on AWF’s board, including meeting the associated financial expectations, for referral to the CEO.
  • Set the stage for high-level meetings between stakeholders (primarily potential funders) and AWF’s executive team, including at least 2 meetings per month for the VPPD, and 5 meetings per quarter for the CEO.
  • Document all partner interactions and emerging intelligence in AWF’s Salesforce database, and proactively share information and coordinate with AWF’s philanthropy team on engagement of high influential Africans with donor potential.
  • Wherever appropriate, work with AWF’s marketing and philanthropy teams to develop and coordinate the release of relevant collateral.
  • Represent AWF in international and local meetings to network and understand emerging issues/developments. Provide updates on relevant findings to the Program Technical Directors and others as appropriate.
  • Develop and host at least 2 stakeholder events per year, designed to establish AWF as a convener key stakeholders and policy-makers.
  • In coordination with the Marketing team, engage with local media and press to further AWF’s notoriety, reputation and brand in Africa.
  • Provide strategic support to landscape programs with regard to policy and other related issues. Provide communication and negotiation strategies for politically sensitive stakeholder engagements at the landscape level in West and Central Africa.

  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in conservation, natural resource management, rural development, communications, marketing or related field.
  • Extensive existing personal network in West and Central Africa of donors, policy makers, media, and VIPs who may be relevant to AWF’s work and conservation in Africa.
  • At least 10 years’ experience relevant to communicating the work of a field-based NGO.
  • A proven ability to successfully develop and steward donors, and raise funds.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to network socially, secure meetings, and negotiate financial support agreements.
  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to conceptualize and write project proposals, technical reports, and formal and informal donor correspondence.
  • Team player, willing to coordinate efforts across departments.
  • Deep understanding of and commitment to AWF’s mission, with the ability to communicate and spread this passion to others.
  • Fluency in French and English required. Competency in other languages spoken in Africa a plus.


Jobs at AWF , July 2014

Customer Service Assistants at National Airports Corporation

National Airports Corporation seeks to recruit Customer Service Assistants. 

They require one with a grade 12 certificate, Diploma in Travel and Tours or equivalent. Past experience in ticketing and reservations will be an added advantage.

 Closing date is 31st july 2014. 

Write to the Director Human Resources National Airports Corporation ltd. Po box 30175 lusaka


Department/ Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 
Duty Station: GENEVA 
Deadline: 24 August 2014 
Job Opening number: 14-PUB-OHCHR-35241-R-GENEVA (X)

This position is located in the Web Unit/Communications Section/External Outreach Service of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the incumbent reports to the Web Officer, Head of the Web Unit.

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Communications, Computer Science or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two more years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience, in website development and management in English in a multilingual environment, with at least 2 years at the international level, is required. Experience in working with both front-end and back-end of Content Management Systems, and experience with Social Media is an asset. Experience in Human Rights work is desirable.

Fluency in English and either Arabic/French/Spanish/Chinese/Russian is required. Knowledge of a third UN official language is an asset.

To learn more details and apply:


Posting Title: INTERN - HUMAN RESOURCES: Outreach Unit, New York, I
Department/ Office: Office of Human Resources Management
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Deadline: 8 September 2014
Job Opening number: 14-HRE-DM OHRM-36204-R-NEW YORK

The Office of Human Resources Management/Outreach Internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the department.

The internship is unpaid and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations New York Headquarters Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
Applicants must
(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
(c) have graduated with a university degree (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.

Work Experience
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this intership, knowledge of Arabic or Chinese is highly desirable.

To learn more details and apply:

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